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To establish by law; to perform or effect; to decree.

Enact, sometimes used synonymously with adopt, is generally applied to legislative rather than executive action.


verb adopt a measure, appoint by act, codify, command, declare, decree, dictate, enjoin, establish, essablish by law, give legislative sanction, institute by law, issue a command, legislate, make into a statute, make laws, ordain by law, order, pass, perferre, prescribe, put in force, put into effect
Associated concepts: enacting clause
Foreign phrases: Non obligat lex nisi promulgata.A law is not obligatory unless it is promulgated. Ejus est interpreeari cujus est condere. It is for him who enacts anything to give it interpretation.
See also: accomplish, adhere to, approve, command, compel, conduct, constitute, direct, effectuate, enforce, establish, execute, govern, impersonate, implement, impose, instruct, legislate, make, pass, perform, pursue, recite, require, rule

TO ENACT. To establish by law; to perform or effect; to decree. The usual formula in making laws is, Be it enacted.

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Within this framework, I will address approaches to ethical research, provide a reflexive account using the enactive approach, and discuss the elements, implications, and limitations of reflexivity in GSL qualitative research.
Varied tasks have for example been associated with enactive mastery experiences (Parker, 1998), which increases employees' perceived capability to engage in entrepreneurial behaviors.
The intervention was based on the four components of self-efficacy theory: enactive mastery experience, vicarious experience, verbal persuasion, and physiologic arousal.
3) He argues that the classical view of natural theology was almost exclusively focused on the cognitive-rational-ontological part of life, to the exclusion of the affective (emotions) and enactive (practical outworking).
The changes that took place in his mindset (metanoia)--"coming to himself," engaging in internal dialogues, and persuading himself with internal rhetoric--are dimensions of cognitive-emotive and enactive processes considered from a top-down perspective.
In Chapter 3, Noe presents the enactive account of perceptual consciousness he originally developed with O'Regan (see O'Regan and Noe 2001; also Noe 2004), and explores some empirical findings (including Sur's on neural aspects of ferrets' perceptual capacities and Bach-y-Rita's sensory substitution system), which, Noe suggests, give support to the account (which bears considerable resemblance to Gibson's 1979).
supported by formal research) tells us that, even if only briefly, it is necessary to introduce a new mathematical concept using enactive and iconic representations (Bruner, 1966), or building up from multi-structural and relational levels of cognitive complexity (Biggs & Collis, 1982).
which implies number sense, the knowledge of the order of numbers that is linked to recognition of increasing and decreasing directions; (c) informal calculation, which refers to dealing withnumbers to resolve simple situations using the operations of addition and subtraction; (d) informal concepts, which assesses the concept of number as an aggregate of sets from the enactive viewpoint, differentiating that the part is less than the whole (it includes the conservation of material).
Cross presents a three-dimension account of meaning in music in which biologically generic, humanly specific, and culturally enactive dimensions of the experience of music are delineated.
Enactive mastery experiences are authentic successes in dealing with a particular situation [7].
This is apparent in Life, War, Earth, which, like De Landa's earlier study, uses 'science' in its title, goes on to outline the materialist ontology of enactive approaches to mind, and then (and only then) dovetails his argument back to Deleuzian philosophy.